In his 2008 book “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell contended that it’s “an extraordinarily consistent answer in an incredible number of fields…you need to have practiced, to have apprenticed, for 10,000 hours before you get good.”
Pop culture embraced the 10,000 rule. Hey, Macklemore rapped about it! Naysayers scoffed at it.
The point – in this context, i.e., as applied to wedding photography --- is simply that ability to aim a camera is not enough. My style of wedding work has required a huge investment in time. I still need to push my skillset day after day. Wedding by wedding.
To stay ahead of the Iphone crowd, if nothing else.
I’ve put in my 10,000 plus. Trust me on the math.
There was time spent with Barbara Curtis Photography in Hummelstown. Frank King in Dover. Plenty of gigs on my own.
And, somehow, I still love it.
What a pleasure it is to work with couples, friends and family, on one of the happiest days of their lives – talk about fun!
Talk about something to look forward to most weekends!